Global strategy

We aim to be a globally connected biomedical teaching and research school. These goals align with both the Faculty of Medicine and the University of Queensland’s global strategy, and is designed to strengthen our commitment to people and culture, leading research, and student success.


We operate under the principle that the training of future biomedical scientists should be, like science itself, a global enterprise.

Our students come from all over the globe, and benefit from exchange agreements with prestigious international institutions, including Oxford University in the UK and Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) in Germany.

This exchange is brought to fruition in the form of prestigious honours scholarships, as well as in the form of two-way teaching exchange.


Our researchers engage in extensive collaborations across the globe, exemplified by productive relationships with:

  • The MD Anderson Cancer Center, at the University of Texas
  • State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo
  • US Department of Defense
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Birmingham
  • University College London
  • National University of Singapore
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Xi’n Jiaotong University
  • Yeungnam University
  • Hanyang University
  • University of Nantes
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

In operationalising our global strategy, our values drive our behavious and activities:

  • Pursuit of excellence
  • Creativity and independent thinking
  • Mutual respect and diversity
  • Honesty and accountability
  • Inclusiveness and wellbeing.